Obama and the Biracial Factor
The Battle for a New American Majority
Distributed for Policy Press at the University of Bristol
Since 2008 there has been a flowering of books, films, and articles about the role of race in the election of the first person of color to the White House. Surprisingly, none of these works has delved into the multifaceted meanings of Barack Obama’s biracial background. The first book to explore the role of Obama’s mixed-race identity in his path to the presidency, Obama and the Biracial Factor also offers a broad but penetrating view of the importance of race and multiraciality in the ongoing development of American politics at home and abroad.
"An engaging contribution to debates about the politics of mixed race, offering essays that will provoke both thought and, no doubt, healthy disagreement about what "mixed race" is and what it means in Obama's presidency."